‘Celta make too many mistakes’

Paco Herrera has pleaded with his Celta Vigo players to eradicate their mistakes at both ends of the pitch, in order to start picking up points.

The Galicians fell to a second successive defeat on Monday and again their Coach was left at the end suggesting that simple mistakes made at both ends of the pitch were to blame.

At the same time, though, the tactician admitted that losing 1-0 to Real Betis was perhaps a punishment too much for the effort put in by his Celta team.

“We are all unhappy because it is an unfair result, but this is football,” lamented Herrara at full-time.

“This has been repeated in many games. We have a clear problem within both penalty areas and that is not helping us. Our football eventually dies in the areas.

“To have clear opportunities at goal as we had and to score with none of them is difficult to comprehend. There is no getting around it. We must continue forward and raise ourselves.

“We continue to complicate life in League matches because we are making many mistakes. I now believe that last Wednesday’s win over Real Madrid has not helped.

“The effort that day has been paid for in this game, the players were not fresh.”

The Coach continued and asserted that the issue centres on concentration.

“What can happen is that the desire of wanting to score sees you get distracted. I had already told my players that to win you must defend well, and we have not accomplished that.

“[Monday’s] match should have been a 0-0. We cannot have those mistakes because our efforts deserved at least a draw.

“We must master the two penalty areas because if not we will be punished. Betis’ move should not have ended in a goal, it was a simple move. We failed and have paid.”

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